PSTA honors 2012 Driver of the Year | Community Spirit
Pinellas County, Florida -- On Sept. 26, PSTA recognized one of its own by naming Johnnie Dixon their 2012 Driver of the Year at their monthly Board of Directors' meeting.
Those who ride Johnnie's bus told PSTA about how he conducts himself and his duties with military precision along with welcoming, pleasant and helpful demeanor.
Whether it's helping a lost passenger get on the right bus and safely home or helping out a colleague, those around him say Johnnie is always willing to lend a hand - and it doesn’t stop there.
At home, Johnnie started (and leads) a Community Support Committee in his Riverview neighborhood where he and a small group of residents provide extra vigilance for neighborhood children to ensure their safety as well as providing care for senior citizens who need a helping hand from time-to-time.
Johnnie has also served his country in the U.S. Army as a First Sergeant, as well as in several other fields including Military Police, on the Promotion Board and as a Family Support Sergeant where he and his staff cared for and comforted families of reservists who had been called up for active duty.
After retiring from the Army, Johnnie again distinguished himself by winning the TEAL (Teamwork, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership) and President’s Circle of Excellence awards while working at Tampa General Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center.
Given his background of exceptional service to his country and community, it’s easy to see why Johnnie is so successful behind the wheel for PSTA, even after just six years.
“It’s all part of being a professional and approaching my job with a ‘Safety First’ attitude to protect our riders,” Johnnie said about his sense of duty and philanthrophy.
PSTA said there is, perhaps, no greater testament to his success than the various passenger commendations found in his personnel file - one after another, thanking him for his kindness, patience and professionalism.
Info courtesy PSTA